Tarmara Drew - Gemma Arterton and Dominic Cooper
Tarmara Drew (Gemma Arterton) and Ben Sergeant (Dominic Cooper) © 2010 Sony

Here are the details for the film Tarmara Drew. It is directed by Stephen Frears who amounst many films also directed The Queen and My Beautiful Laundrette. The film stars Gemma Arterton, Roger Allam, Dominic Cooper, Luke Evans and Tamsin Greig. It was made in the UK where it has already had it’s release. It is release in US this week.

We will be posting interviews with Gemma Arterton, Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper and director Stephen Frears over the next few days.

Official infomation

Based on Posy Simmonds’ beloved graphic novel of the same name (which was itself inspired by Thomas Hardy’s classic Far From the Madding Crowd) this wittily modern take on the romantic English pastoral is a far cry from Hardy’s Wessex.

Tamara Drewe’s present-day English countryside-stocked with pompous writers, rich weekenders, bourgeois bohemians, a horny rock star, and a great many Buff Orpington chickens and Belted Galloway cows-is a much funnier place.

When Tamara Drewe sashays back to the bucolic village of her youth, life for the locals is thrown upside down. Tamara-once an ugly duckling-has been transformed into a devastating beauty (with help from plastic surgery).

As infatuations, jealousies, love affairs and career ambitions collide among the inhabitants of the neighboring farmsteads, Tamara sets a contemporary comedy of manners into play using the oldest magic in the book-sex appeal.

UK release September 10, 2010
US and Canada release October 8 2010
Australia release December 26, 2010